So, I'm relatively new at this, and think I'm doing ok. I picked up the TF-100 test kit back in the beginning of January. I found I was having a difficult time keeping the FC high enough and was constantly adding chlorine and acetic acid. I have since purchased the parts to get the SWG working again. That required adding some CYA. Here is where things stand as of a test earlier this afternoon:
FC (13), CC(.5), pH(8.1), TA(90), CH (275), CYA(65), Salt (3000), Temp (~80), CSI (.27)
I started the SWG at 50% and it climbed really fast. I currently have it at 25% and it's dropping every so slowly. I add acid once a week to adjust the pH (about 3-4 cups), and it keeps climbing that quickly.
1) Should I shut the SWG off (down to 0%) for a few days letting the FC drop to a better level, or leave it where it is and let it fall and then bring it up so it stops dropping slightly when it reaches 6?
2) What do I look at to figure out why the pH keeps climbing to the top of the test weekly? I don't mind adding, but this seems like it's a lot of acid to me..